Rian Johnson Says His Next Script is Still Sci-Fi, But More Cyberpunk
The new era of sci-fi is upon us, and that's thanks in part to Rian Johnson making Looper last year. I've been a fan of filmmaker Rian Johnson since the days of Brick and The Brothers Bloom, but was ecstatic to see him getting into the sci-fi genre, because I love his storytelling sensibilities and style. Now it sounds like he's staying in the science fiction genre, as a small scoop from SlashFilm over the weekend during their /Filmcast FilmAid Marathon, hints that Johnson is working on his next script and it'll be sci-fi, but it's "very different than Looper, more Cyberpunk." Alas, we still don't have a title yet or know much more about it.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 30, 2013
More than anything, I'm just excited to follow Rian Johnson's career and the projects he develops next. Johnson has directed a few episodes of "Breaking Bad", winning the DGA Award last year for one of them. Oddly, SlashFilm adds this tidbit: "No more news outside of that description, but it’s certainly exciting that Johnson is choosing to stick with sci-fi for his next script. The question will be, is that the next feature he directs?" Is that some kind of hint that Rian Johnson may end up directing a script he didn't write for his next feature? Whatever the case, I'm happy to hear that Rian is staying in sci-fi and going cyberpunk, maybe to follow-up (or blaze the trail for) adaptations like Neuromancer and Snow Crash also in the works.